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ANZAC/Tobruk Social Club
Any serving or ex serving member who served on these ships is welcome to join the social club. Contact Albert Boyd 0456 711 943 or Johnny Mansell 0420 987 645.
Contact: Neville Devereux
0423 773 352
Former RAN R95618 ROS Raymond McGuffie
Formerly of the HMAS Hobart 3rd tour. Any information appreciated.
Contact: Lindsay Drewe
0406 883 820
Navy (Defence) Ball
The major social event on Saturday 21 October, 2017 from 1900 to 2359 at the iconic Melbourne Town Hall. Be entertained by the RAN Band, Melbourne Detachment. Guest of Honour will be VADM Tim Barrett AO CSC RAN, CN. Value at $155/pp, black tie with miniatures. Email Sandra at navy.week.victoria@gmail.com for booking proforma. An open invitation to serving & ex-service men and women, with partners and friends.
Contact: Terry Makings
0411 135 163
Membership Drive HMAS Anzac/Tobruk
Membership is open to serving and ex serving members of all Anzac and Tobruk Ships of the Australian Navy. Please contact Bert at hm.anzac.tobruk@gmail.com
Contact: Neville Devereux
0423 773 352
Rocket Torpedo Testing - information wanted
Between May 1942 - Dec 1942 with Australian Navy - Alex Errington and Doug Flecknoe at Balmoral Torpedo Factory, Garden Island.
Contact: Robyne Errington Garnham
0481 327 398
Seeking Alexander (Alex) DONALD
Wish to make contact regarding past event. Nothing intrusive just a catch up call.
Contact: Daphne Brydon
07 3358 3332
Ex Royal Navy/Royal Marines/Commando
The RN Association Rockingham & District Branch meets once a month at the Navy Club in Rockingham and holds regular functions. Membership open to all ex-RN/RM and associated military personnel and would welcome any new members. Contact details below.
Contact: Peter Hall
0408 846 768
Seeking HMAS Hawkesbury shipmates
Seeking to make contact with anyone who served on HMAS Hawkesbury between October 1952 and February 1953, during the British Nuclear Testing Program.
Contact: Russell Hammond
07 4938 8135
Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal is an independent statutory body responsible for reviewing decisions of the Department of Defence relating to honours and awards for ADF service.
If you have applied to Defence for a defence honour or award, and the application has been refused, you may be eligible to have that decision reviewed in the Tribunal. Visit the website for further information.
Contact: Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
(02) 6266 1019

Army

Seeking photo of Donald Leslie Angus (in uniform)
I am trying to find a photo of my late Dad. Before his transfer to HQ New Guinea Force in Brisbane (May 1943) Dad was with the 10th Aust Fld Regt. Sir Ninian Stephen and the late Jim MacKay were in his unit. They used to meet at a bowling club in Carlton every year. I would appreciate it if someone could give me a contact who might have records from his unit(s).
Contact: Dale Coghlan
0421 691 407
Victorian Vietnam Veterans
Seeking veterans who attended Merrilands, Reservoir, Lakeside High Schools and/or played at any of the local football clubs. A Vietnam Veteran, ex Merrilander and player with the North Reservoir Football club, is seeking this info for local history.
Contact: Rod Gallagher
03 5672 4226
Trooper Lloyd Hamilton Searle VX591 AIF
Seeking information or photos relating to Lloyd H Searle. He was a forward scout (2/3 Commando's). Fought in Ceylon, Borneo in 1944–45. He also fought in the Middle East, 2/2 Field Regiment 6 Division A.I.F. in 1941.
Contact: Sue Kirwood (Searle)
0413 254 850
Michael Conchie
Seeking anyone who served in Vietnam from Feb-Nov 1960 with Michael Conchie also known as Mick or Conch.
Contact: Lee Conchie
Tet Canberra Hotel Siagon – 31 January 1968
Seeking guards who were at Canberra Hotel on the night of the Tet Offensive in January 1968. I would like to get in touch and discuss that time.
Contact: Ron Davis
0427 118 391
The late Sapper Graham Bruce Allwood
Comrades of Vietnam War veteran the late Graham Allwood (died October 1984 and buried at Barmera Cemetery, SA ) are seeking to contact members of his family regarding commemoration of his war service. Graham served as a Combat Engineer Sapper with the 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers during 1970-71.
Contact: Peter Scott
0400 799 577
William Robert Shaw
Seeking my father Bill Shaw. Birth date 9/11/1938. Served in Vietnam 17/1/1968 - 14/1/1969. Staff Sergeant 110 Signal Squadron. Service # 54186. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Contact: Darrell Shaw
07 4789 0713
Seeking family of A Rowe
I am seeking the family of A (either G or B) Rowe from WW1 service number 1738 he was in the 25th battalion, this badge was found in my father-in-laws possessions after his death, would love to give this medal back to his family.
Contact: Marilynn Hetherington
0417617343
Seeking Sgt. Selwyn L Christie (14602)
He served on HMAS Sydney with Maj. Ahern during the Vung Tau trips.
Contact: Noel Beattie (Ex Navy)
0408 551 948
Seeking Anthony John Curtis
Service No 1734098, date of birth 14/4/1945. We were close friends and it is time to catch up. We last saw each other at Puckapunyal 1967. You also attended my 21st birthday in Sandringham, Victoria before heading to Vietnam.
Contact: Bruce Coward
0428 838 349 or 03 5977 1497
Seeking Anthony Lionel Hogg
Service No 2788518. 11/6/1968 and 15/7/1968, 1RAR. We were close friends and it is time to catch up. Also great mates of Peter Murray. We last saw each other at Ingleburn 1968 before heading off to Vietnam.
Contact: Bruce Coward
0428 838 349 or 03 5977 1497
Seeking info on Ronald Leonard Walsh WWII
Served in the 41st Australian Landing Craft Company 1939-1948, service number NX131690, based in NSW.
Contact: Carroll Smith
41st Australian Landing Craft Company
Seeking photographs of the 41st Australian Landing Craft Company 1939-1948 to add to my grandfather's profile in Ancestry.
Contact: Carroll Smith
59th Battalion Band
Looking for copy of the 59th Battalion Band (Shepparton) photo taken in 1956-1957.
Contact: David Newdick
0409 155 064
Seeking Steve Warne
4 TRP, B SQN 1AR members, late 80's.
Contact: Kevin Heyward
0455 235 241
Seeking Gnr Hilton HOLLAWAY (1736606)
Artillery Surveyor with HQ. Battery 12th Fd Regiment &131 Div Loc Bty Vietnam 16/12/1970 - 26/10/1971.
Contact: Errol Oates
0412 425 943
Searching for Paul Anthony WHITE
I'm looking for my father, who was in the Vietnam war. We've never met, but I would like to explore my ethnicity. The strongest piece we have is photos of my father. Please visit the link below which contains photos and information.
Contact: Don Anton White
Commonwealth Ceasefire Monitoring Force Rhodesia
Seeking those who served with the Force from December 1979 to March 1980.
Contact: Richard Clarke
0468 947 929
Seeking Pte. Frederick Charles Mitselburg SX32708
DOB 07/04/1919 Enlisted 1941 SA, 18 Aust. Works Co. Based at No 10 Loveday camp, No 3 Cook camp, Warradale, Warwick (Qld), Greta, NSW. My uncle F.C. Mitselburg, nickname Yacey, left his family and hometown of Wilcannia, NSW following a family disagreement around 1948 and has not been seen or heard from since. He fathered a child (name unknown) in SA about 1942-44. His family and eldest daughter have searched many years to locate and learn the fate of Fred. Any info much appreciated.
Contact: Linda Wallis
02 4954 0060
44 Transport Co Davenport, Tasmania
Seeking previous members of 44 Transport from Davenport Tasmania. From memory there were 4 Platoons based from Davenport to Smithton and I was based at 163 Platoon. I recall Captain Wyatt was our Commanding Officer and 163 had the honor of taking him down the West Coast for his Bucks Party at Crayfish Creek. We never got any crayfish but all had a good time. Summer Road 4x4 in Winter to Balfour.
Contact: Robert Gates 629 436
0400 257 532
Seeking members of One Platoon
Looking for those who served at Kapooka between 18 July and 27 September 1972. One or two fellas were National Servicemen but most were regulars. Contact Leonard, 37 Schouten St, Warrane TAS 7018 or call or text the number below.
Contact: Leonard Mayne
0400 605 486
Seeking information on FLTLT Arnold Kemp DFM, 12SQN Liberators
Bill flew with Arnold out of Darwin between April 1945 to the end of WWII ferrying POW’s, and he is writing a story which includes the events of those days. Bill has lost his treasured log book and would be grateful for any information on Arnold or anyone who served in the same squadron at that time.
Contact: Bill Long
03 9772 8585
Boer War desktop memorial figurines
A limited number of desktop figurines of a mounted trooper are being produced and cast in molten bronze. They will stand approx. 25cm high and will be numbered and signed by the sculptor Louis Laumen. Orders will be open until the end of Sept 2017.
Contact: Bill Woolmore
03 9890 2465
Info on those that served in Keopang, Timor
Seeking photos/information on the 40th Battalion (Derwent Regiment) 1937-1945 and the 12/40th Battalion 1945-1946 that served in Koepang, Timor.
Contact: Tassie Researcher
Swimming lessons at Kapooka
I am an advocate and I need some help to support a veteran's claim. Some recruits can't swim when they enlist and I have heard some bizarre stories from the 60's and 70's about attempts to teach them at Kapooka. If you have a story from your own experience at Kapooka, or some other Defence establishment, please get in touch (in confidence).
Contact: Ross Dunn
0410 562 478
Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal is an independent statutory body responsible for reviewing decisions of the Department of Defence relating to honours and awards for ADF service.
If you have applied to Defence for a defence honour or award, and the application has been refused, you may be eligible to have that decision reviewed in the Tribunal. Visit the website for further information.
Contact: Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
(02) 6266 1019

Air Force

Bomber Command
89 navigators left 2ED for UK on 28 December 1943. Eighteen were KIA. Do others still survive besides me?
Contact: John Eppel
02 9878 3432
RAAF No 33 Firemans Course
Desperately seeking members of RAAF Class of '74 No 33 Firemans Course Point Cook
Contact: Lin Slaughter
0439 750 797
Bomb Aimer Harold Edward (Bobbie) Burns No.422144
Seeking info to complete service details as follows -
1. Embarked Melbourne 7 Sept 1942, arrived Edmonton Canada 2 Oct 1942
2. Embarked Halifax 22 Oct 1943 to Brighton UK, probably "Queen Mary"
3. Embarked U.K 18 May 1945, arrived Sydney 26 June 1945
Any details, particularly photo of Graduation at No.4 AOS London Ontario, much appreciated.
Contact: Bob Smith RAAF 425992
(07) 5444 4776
Air Movement Personnel
Seeking Air Movement personnel from RAAF Richmond NSW 1971-1976. Hangar guys as well as Load Control. Hopefully to form reunion.
Contact: Kev Mezzina
Seeking members of 66 Pilots Course
August 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the graduation of 66 Pilots Course. A reunion of all members is being considered, probably in the Sydney area end of July 2018. Any member or ex-member, or any person knowing the whereabouts of course members, please make contact to show interest.
Contact: Kai Hansen
0421 047 668
Seeking Morris Zamel
Trying to contact Morris Zamel for PhD research into airfield defence.
Contact: Sean Carwardine
0400 703 565
RAAF and NAVY - Number 50 Pilots Course
Graduates of No. 50 Pilots Course are invited to view the graduation of No. 250 RAAF Advanced Pilots Course to be held at No 2 Flying Training School RAAF Pearce, currently scheduled during March 2018.
Interested persons are requested to email 2 Flying Training School with subject line of '250 Double Centurion' for further information.
Contact: Shane Blair
08 9571 5186
RAAF and NAVY - Number 49 Pilots Course
Graduates of No. 49 Pilots Course are invited to view the graduation of number 249 RAAF Advanced Pilots Course to be held at No 2 Flying Training School RAAF Pearce, currently scheduled during December 2017.
Interested persons are requested to email 2 Flying Training School with subject line of '249 Double Centurion' for further information.
Contact: Shane Blair
08 9571 5186
RAAF and NAVY - Number 51 Pilots Course
Graduates of No. 51 Pilots Course are invited to view the graduation of number 251 RAAF Advanced Pilots Course to be held at No 2 Flying Training School RAAF Pearce, currently scheduled during June 2018.
Interested persons are requested to email 2 Flying Training School with subject line of '251 Double Centurion' for further information.
Contact: Shane Blair
08 9571 5186
Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal is an independent statutory body responsible for reviewing decisions of the Department of Defence relating to honours and awards for ADF service.
If you have applied to Defence for a defence honour or award, and the application has been refused, you may be eligible to have that decision reviewed in the Tribunal. Visit the website for further information.
Contact: Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
(02) 6266 1019

Miscellaneous

Researching for book about ANZUK
I am gathering information about the ANZUK Force in Malaysia and Singapore in 1971–74 to write a book which records the activities and history of the force and their dependants. I am weaving personal anecdotes into a more or less chronological story. If you have recollections and/or photos of any details about people or particular events that would enliven the story it would be a big help. Any material provided will be returned and acknowledged in the book.
Contact: Colin Campbell
0408 442 186
REMOUNT Horsemanship Programs
Located near Bowning NSW, one hour north of Canberra. We invite those who have served and their families to 'get back in the saddle' and reconnect through horsemanship. Those living with psychological and physical injuries can benefit from our free introduction to horsemanship programs hosted on a working cattle property with beautiful trail rides. It's about spending quality time outdoors together as well as learning new skills and social/support networking.
Contact: Ben Maguire
Expressions of Interest
From ex-service members who served in SE Asia/Malaya/Malaysia, in joining the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc States. We go to Ipoh, Malaysia, every year in June for commemorative services. Contact Secretaries:
NSW–Henry Buba (02) 4966 5987
QLD–Ivor Rich (07) 5445 9597
SA–Peter Woodrow (08) 8263 5556
VIC,WA & TAS–Ken McNeill (03) 6383 4677
Contact: Ken McNeill
100 years of Darwin RSL
On 13 September 1917 a fundraising ‘Concert and Dance’ was held to form a branch of The Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia in Darwin. Darwin RSL has touched the lives of thousands of Territory families and returned service men and women. So, there’s a real reason to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the Darwin RSL, which will take place on 13 - 16 September 2017.
Contact: Don Milford BEM
0402 048 577 or 08 8981 5437
Drew Hunter as author of 'Anzac Day' and 'Shaggy Ridge'
This is to assert that my father Drew Hunter is the author of the popular poems 'Anzac Day' and 'Shaggy Ridge'. 'Anzac Day', in particular, is often read out at services and published in newspapers. The poems appear in his book Moments in Thought. My sister and I would be grateful if organisations could acknowledge my father as the author when publishing or reading out his poems. Thank you.
Contact: Marilyn Jackson
Vietnam War Commemorative Service
The Mandurah Murray Vietnam Veterans Group will conduct a Vietnam War Commemorative Service at the Mandurah War Memorial on Friday 18th August 2017 commencing at 10:00am. All Veterans, their families and the general public are most welcome. The Service will commence with a short march through Hall Park, adjacent to the Memorial. Following the Service there will be fellowship at the City of Mandurah RSL, Third Avenue, Mandurah.
Contact: Fred Abbott
(08) 9581 1390 or 0447 720 076
Nowra TPI Social & Welfare Club
The Nowra TPI Social & Welfare Club are seeking new members. We hold our meetings at the Nowra Ex Serviceman’s Club in the Function Room on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11.00am as well as having regular social outings and lunches.
Contact: Jack Doulis or Leanne Wehmeier
02 4443 3448 or 02 4443 4038
Seeking Marilyn Jackson re poet Drew Hunter
I have Vols 2 and 3 of 'Moments in Thought' by poet Drew Hunter (Vetaffairs Winter 2017). If Marilyn would like them, please contact me at PO Box 106, Bega NSW 2550.
Contact: Valerie Budnick
02 6494 1282
Grocers and Gunners Anzac Tour France 2018
The Grocers and Gunners is a group of Vietnam Veterans, partners and friends who enjoy quality travel and comradeship. We have a couple of berths left for our 'In the steps of Heroes' tour from 17 April to 5 May 2018 to the Western Front battlefields and then R&R in the Loire Valley. Highlights are Anzac Day commemoration at Villers-Bretonneux, Vignacourt and Menin Gate ceremony.
Contact: Philip Brookes
0418 719 166
Australian Vietnam Veterans Mortality Listings
The website below provides information on the mortality listings for Vietnam Veterans including Navy, Army and Air Force veterans. If you could provide any updates or corrections with regard to the information available it would be much appreciated. Notifications of anyone's death can be included in the form from the site and emailed to whitepointer4b@hotmail.com to be included in the Mortality List. This site is currently run by volunteers from B Coy 4 RAR/NZ (Anzac) Bn.
Contact: Chris Burgess
0409 219 806
Defence Shed - Port Adelaide
Defence Shed (31 Nile St, Port Adelaide SA) offers peer support to all veterans and their families by providing a variety of projects, social activities and participation in community events. Defence Shed also offers community projects suitable for all abilities to continue to serve. Open Wed 10-2, Sat 10-4.
Contact: Ben Parkinson
The Military Brotherhood MMC Illawarra Sub Branch
This is a Tri Service club which comprises serving and ex-serving ADF members, Commonwealth Forces, families, friends and supporters.

Our mission is to provide a ‘safe-haven’ incorporating camaraderie, mateship and support, while providing a bond through Defence service and motorcycles. As a registered ‘not for profit’ organisation and recognised and approved Ex-Service Organisation, we provide qualified welfare, pension and advocacy support to ex-service members and Veterans. We are currently fundraising for our Veteran Assistance Centre ‘Resurgent’ at the below website.
Contact: The Military Brotherhood MMC Illawarra Sub Branch
0412 404 630
University Research Study for those with chronic pain
If you are a veteran who has had chronic pain lasting 3 months or more, you are invited to take part in a university research study that tests whether a new computerised cognitive program can reduce your chronic pain experience. Participation will involve completion of several questionnaires, and attendance at an individual session once a week for 5 weeks at a QUT campus or other pre-arranged location. You will receive gift cards at completion of each session.
Contact: Melanie or Karina
Seeking Drew Hunter book 'Moments in Thought'
Drew and I were members of Battalion 2/12 Infantry and I have been trying to obtain a copy of his book, in particular Shaggy Ridge reference. Please contact me at 58 Range Road, Sarina QLD 4737.

Contact: Leonard Lister
0434 583 181
Malaya Veterans
Did you serve in Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore or East Timor post WWII with any Aust or Allied Armed Forces inc 2/30 Bn RAR Rifle Company Butterworth? Sign on now with the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Assoc Aust Inc. QLD 07 3396 6705; NSW/ACT 02 6258 8988; VIC 0414 238 698; TAS 03 6228 5034; SA/NT 08 8387 1672; WA 0414 238 698.
Contact: Owen Marshall
Viet. Vet. 2 Villers - Bret.
We are planning a 2 week WWI “Western Front” centenary pilgrimage during the second half of April 2018, which will culminate with the ANZAC Day ceremony & the battle of Villers-Bretonneaux centenary on that same day. Our trip will start & finish in London.

Seeking likeminded veterans of the Vietnam era (4RAR ’68-’69) and of later conflicts, to come and join us with their own family members.
Contact: Allan and Barbara Wood, Richmond, Tas
03 6260 2869 or 0484 117 876
Getting World War 2 Vets together
I have arranged a gathering of WWII vets at the Kawana Surf Club QLD, 2.30pm on Wednesday 28 August 2017 and I encourage others to do the same in their local area. I am hoping to do this bi-monthly.
Contact: Phil Wilkins
Gold Card holders
The Mater Hospital will be opening an Emergency Department in mid September 2017. DVA Gold Card Holders will be able to access the facility with no out of pocket expenses.
Contact: Mater Hospital
Seeking volunteers for research interviews
Seeking participants for a study on the culture and norms of the Australian Defence Force. Specifically we are focusing on the experience of ex-Defence members with a particular emphasis on career experiences and the issues brought up in the recent Review into the Treatment of Women in the ADF (2014). We invite you to discuss your experiences and opinions on these matters.
Contact: Dr Selda Dagistanli (and Dr Kate Huppatz)
02 9772 6221 or 0410 337 756
QLD TPI Association Membership
The Association welcomes new members endorsed with 'TPI' on their Gold Card. Assoc membership for Gold/White Card holders also available.
Contact: Beryl Murray (Office Manager)
07 3040 3330
TPI Federation of Australia - Looking for younger veterans
The TPI Federation of Australia is looking to assist all veterans who need assistance from us. We can assist with all Federal & Local Government welfare issues. We specialise in assisting veterans with DVA issues that affect the full veteran community.
Contact: Pat McCabe, Federation President
0417 291 546
I'm Older But Not Old
A Positive Ageing Forum to be held from 10am - 1pm on 24 October 2017, The Juniors, 558A Anzac Parade, Kingsford. Special Guest Speaker Ron Coote AM, Rugby League Legend & Honorary President of Men of League. The forum will also hear from leading experts on common yet important health areas for older people - memory fitness, mindfulness, falls prevention, managing pain.
Contact: Aged Care Psychiatry Service, Prince of Wales Hospital
(02) 9382 3759
World War Two West Papua
WORLD WAR TWO WEST PAPUA, an exhibition of words and old photographs at Australian Catholic University Art Gallery in Melbourne, 8-17 December 2017. We are looking for Lloyd Moore from Dubbo, as we are using a photo of him in Merauke (West Papua) in 1944 with a Timor pony foal; and Corporal Errol Coates, 82 Wireless Section, winner of Village Maiden Handicap in Merauke on 16 June 1945. We will put photos and stories on West Papua website.
Contact: Louise Byrne
0424 745 155
Armistice Day 2017 Book Launch
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (QLD Branch) will be hosting a ceremony on Armistice Day, 11 November, to recognise the 83 pharmacists and apprentices from Queensland who served in the Great War. At this ceremony will also be the launch of the Queensland Pharmacists of World War I book written by Sally Mellick.
EOI close 30 October for attending the book launch ceremony.



Contact: Jenny Cox
(07) 3896 1900